Date: July 08, 2016
Author: Christian Puccini

Twenty selected for SA HP program

After receiving applications, the following players have been selected in the 2016/2017 Golf SA High Performance Program.

Tier 1
Ella Adams (The Grange)
Lachlan Barker (Glenelg)
Sam Burton (Tea Tree Gully/Glenelg)
Liam Georgiadis (The Grange)
Jackson Kalz (Glenelg)
Patric Kroschel (Royal Adelaide)
Ben Layton (Glenelg)
Jin-Young Yun (The Grange)

Tier 2
Aaron Buchanan (Glenelg)
Jack Buchanan (Glenelg)
Harrison Burner (Glenelg)
Charley Jacobs (Glenelg)
Marcus Kuys (Port Augusta/Glenelg)
Oscar Moss (Kooyonga)
Jacob Rilotta (Glenelg)
Dylan Rosser (Mount Compass)
Jamie Smith (The Grange)
Emma Sutton (Glenelg)
Jack Tanner (Glenelg)
Nick Thompson (Grange)

The Program outline includes:

· Squad Coaching Sessions with State Coaching Staff (Video, Trackman, SAM Putt lab/Tomi, Effective Practice Techniques)
· Psychology Group Workshops (Develop Mental Strength)
· Parent Workshop (Psychology of Dealing with Athletes)
· Access to Golf SA Physical Training Centre (Gym facility at Immanuel College)
· Strength & Conditioning Individual Program (Learn to Train)
· Musculoskeletal Screenings and Individual Physio Training Program (Identify Imbalances)
· 3D Bio Mechanical Analysis/ Specific Feedback

RESTRUCTURED Tier 3 High Performance Program applications now OPEN

Golf SA is working to deliver a core program that includes technical (coaching) and a range of sports medicine/sports science components at a number of suitable facilities.

It is proposed that the Tier 3 Program will be delivered by PGA (equivalent) Coaches contracted to Golf SA. This will enable more suitably qualified Coaches to be involved as well as decentralising the Program thereby providing greater opportunity for individual athletes. Golf SA will begin advertising shortly for positions in its Tier 3 Coaching Panel. Golf SA is working on ensuring there is minimal transition between tier 3 & tier 2.

Golf SA have communicated with all players who applied for Tier 1/Tier 2 who were unsuccessful regarding the Tier 3 Program.

Applications for the Tier 3 program are now open, please email to request an application form. Applications close Friday 5th August 5pm.